Lead at Mastery

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At Mastery, you can look forward to being surrounded by smart, dedicated educators who will challenge you to be a better leader each and every day.  We are anchored on our vision for Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and use a student-centered approach to work within the Ready for Rigor framework.

You will be given the resources and tools to move your team forward. Leaders can count on giving and receiving feedback in a collaborative environment.  We work together to ensure that all students show dramatic academic gains and develop the skills necessary to compete in the global economy.

Each Mastery campus is driven by a comprehensive team of school leaders. Our organization is a place where you can grow professionally and work with other adults who want the best for children.


Hours professional development for staff


Hours a Month Directly Developing Teachers

Leadership Positions

  • Responsible for the overall management of their school
  • Drives all academic initiatives and manages staff to create a strong school culture
  • Oversees professional development of the instructional and culture staff
  • Builds a school family that values parents and community members
  • Works to ensure every student reaches achievement goals
  • Manages the implementation of the curriculum, analyzes data to inform teaching practices, and manages all instructional initiatives
  • Drives a participatory, achievement-focused and outcomes-driven school culture
  • Leads a team of deans in supporting teachers in classroom management, creating and overseeing extracurricular activities that bridge school culture with academics and fostering a high level of parental & community involvement
  • Designs and maintains smooth and efficient school-based systems
  • Responsible for all non-instructional services required to run the school
  • Manages the day-to-day school financial operations
  • Prepares the school campus for its founding year and each subsequent year
  • Administers critical data systems
  • Works with families to enroll students
  • Systematically identifies barriers to student achievement and creates strategic interventions to limit these barriers
  • Seeks and develops the resources and tools necessary to make dramatic academic gains with our special needs students
  • Ensures that the Individual Education Plans of all students are designed with the specific strategies needed to result in successful student outcomes

The Apprentice School Leader Program is a highly selective one-year residency for future leaders to grow, plan and learn as they prepare to lead a Mastery school. ASLs are placed in existing Mastery schools and are integral members of the school community. ASLs drive achievement in their host schools and participate in leadership seminars throughout the year.

The ASL program is founded on these guiding principles:

  • In-depth, experience-based management training will give you the tools to drive results.The ASL program links the everyday lessons learned in schools with high-impact management training. ASLs participate in training designed to build execution management skills, organizational communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Intensive support and planning time will set your team up for success. ASLs receive intensive support from Regional Schools Officers and consult with Mastery turnaround experts to prepare themselves for permanent placement at an existing or new turnaround school. ASLs charged with opening a new turnaround school spend April through August creating school mission metrics, building instructional and operational teams, deepening relationships with school families and community members and preparing their building facilities for the upcoming year.

Each year, the Apprentice School Leader Program selects the most talented developing leaders for the following positions:

  • Apprentice School Leader – Principal
  • Apprentice School Leader – Instruction
  • Apprentice School Leader – Specialized Services


APPLY TODAY – We are hiring leaders for the 2024  2025 school year. Gain insight into the experience of leaders at Mastery by checking out testimonials from current assistant principals of instruction.

Hiring Process for Leaders

  1. Apply online in less than 30 minutes – just takes a resume and 3 (very) short answer questions!
  2. Complete a phone interview with a member of the Recruitment Team
  3. Complete a phone interview with a member of our Schools Team (our Regional Schools Officers who manage our Principals)
  4. Attend a Selection Day
  5. Visit a campus for a meet-and-greet




of our principals identify as people of color